Hi, I’m J.P. I am in my third season as a player development coach for Coach Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers.
My job as a player development coach is to work 1 on 1 with our players to help them maximize their talents and master their mindset so they can become the best in which they are capable of becoming.
Prior to Los Angeles, I was with Coach Rivers and the Boston Celtics for one season in a dual role as an assistant player development coach with the Celtics and also an assistant coach with Boston’s developmental league affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.
My hope for this website is that it inspires you to strive to become your best. The website will feature a blog, podcasts, videos, relevant articles, and book recommendations to help you continue to develop on your journey. By reading the blogs, listening to the podcasts, and watching the videos, I hope they encourage you to become a learner, and continue to grow on your journey.
The Maximize Blog
The blog on the website will be called “Maximize.” We must first master and maximize ourselves before we can live our best lives and effectively lead others. The blog will be published weekly and will be sent out in a newsletter while also being available on the website.
I am from Saint Augustine, Florida. I have two younger brothers, David, and Matt. My mom has been a 3rd grade teacher for over 15 years and my dad is currently in his 30th season as the Head Coach at Flagler College where he has won over 475 games.
Basketball is ingrained within our family’s blood. My dad and grandpa have been two of my biggest mentors. My grandpa was the head coach at the University of Central Florida from 1969-1983 where he still holds the record for the most wins as head coach. My dad played basketball for my grandpa at UCF and is the All-Time Leading scorer at UCF.
My brothers and I have been so fortunate to all have the chance to play for my dad at Flagler College. I played for my dad at Flagler from 2005-2009, graduating in 2009 with a degree in Communications.
I had the special opportunity to coach alongside my dad during the 2008-2009 season. After graduating from Flagler, I went to volunteer in Hamilton, NY as the Director of Basketball Operations for Coach Emmett Davis. From there, I went to the University of Central Florida to work for Coach Donnie Jones as a graduate assistant where I received my Master’s in Sports Leadership and Coaching in 2011.